WATERCOLOR SERIES PART I: COFFEE WASH & BEGINNING TECHNIQUES

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:00pm
LOCATION: Zoom Webinar

Hosted by the ICAA New Classicists!

Watercolor is a wonderfully versatile and transportable medium that has been used by artists for centuries to capture everything from landscapes and cities to still lives and portraits. This free three-part webinar series will introduce beginning techniques and tools that can be easily translated to studio and plein air work. Each tutorial will start with simple warm-up exercises, then transition to a reproduction of a master watercolor.

Session 1: Coffee Wash & Beginning Techniques
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
6:00pm to 7:30pm PST
REGISTER HERE

This first tutorial will be an introduction to watercolor brushes, paper, and graded washes. We will be using a coffee wash or single paint color to create a monochromatic landscape, which will emphasize an understanding of saturation and contrast.

**See PDF DOWNLOAD FILE link at bottom of page to view reference image: Thames Estuary by Edward Wesson.

Materials:
⁃ Round watercolor brush: Blick Art Supplies: Blick Academic Synthetic Golden Taklon Brush - Round, Size 12-18
⁃ Watercolor paper or pad (apprx. 6" x 8" recommended): Bick Art Supplies: Fabriano Artistico Traditional White 5 X 7 Watercolor Block or Strathmore 400 Series Field Watercolor Sketch Book
⁃ Very strong coffee or sepia watercolor: For coffee, at least three times stronger than you would usually brew it, or Blick Art Supplies for Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolors Compact Set
⁃ Clean water container
⁃ Paper towel

This series features guest instructor, Calla Chang. 2018 Julia Morgan Award winner for Student Portfolio, and graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, Calla is a project manager and designer at Hart Howerton in San Francisco.


 

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